Friday, December 19th,
2003. Time for Nick to play Santa at friend and fellow
Clamper Bob Horton's home for an onslaught of
hundreds of children pouring in from the street from the moment evening set
in and straight through towards midnight. This sort of thing happens
every year on this normally quiet North Highlands, California, neighborhood
street, and every year it gets better. 90,000 Christmas lights strung
every which way and towering over 40 feet high, garden pathways through a
toy wonderland and working train, snowmen and a multitude of wooden cartoon
characters, fog and bubble machines.....and Nick as Santa. Hmmm.
How the hell did he get himself into this?